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vegas. and this morning on abc obama campaign strategist david plouffe tried to lower expectations. >> now challengers tend to do really well in debates. that's been the history. we believed all along that governor romney probably has more benefit out of this debate than we do. >> reporter: chris christie told "face the nation"'s bob schieffer he expects romney to turn in a game-changing performance at wednesday's debate. >> thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying, "wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days." >> reporter: today on fox news, his running mate paul ryan admitted the campaign has had some challenges. >> first of all, 47%, mitt acknowledges himself that was an inarticulate way of describing how we are worried in a stagnate obama economy more people are dependent on government. >> despite being down in most polls ryan said the gop ticket will eventually win over voters who are frustrated by a stagnant economy. >> given that we are going to win this. >> reporter: and romney has a lot to gain from a debate says cathleen hall jame
the intelligence community believes. this is being thoroughly investigated. >> he's saying president obama as early as the morning after the attacks in benghazi identified the killings as an act of terror. in that rose garden speech that he's referring to, however, the president only mentions the word terror once, and it wasn't until the end of that speech. also, it comes after the president speaks in broad terms, mentioning 9/11 and the wars in iraq and afghanistan. you can decide for yourself if his one use of that word terror is directly defining what happened in benghazi. listen. >> as americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. our country is only as strong as the character of our people, and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe. no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. today, we mourn four more am
meetings about al-qaeda threat in north africa. according to the "washington post" this morning the obama administration has met several times in the last few months to talk about the terror group and whether the u.s. should launch strikes. the group has become more dangerous since gaining control of large pockets of territory in mali and getting its hands on weapons from post-revolution libya. remember folks were concerned about that. the discussions began before the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi apparently that left four americans dead. >> brian: we were reporting on that earlier than this. >> gretchen: amtrak train derails after colliding with a tractor-trailer, leaving at least 20 passengers injured. the train headed from oakland to bakersfield, california, when the truck blew through the crashing gate, hitting the train. three cars were knocked over and passenger, including a newborn baby, tossed around like rag dolls. >> it was the hardest thing. the seat in front of us was ripped out and fell on top of him. so i had to lift the seat up and dig under the debris and i found him i
. >>> this morning, we learn the jobless rate is at its lowest level since president obama first took office. the new rate 7.8%, that's a bigger than expected drop from 8.1% in august. 114,000 new jobs were added last month, those new jobs numbers out today seem to be pretty good news for president obama. but it is his opponents who greating to t in getting to the microphone first to call foul. joining me now, john breabander. welcome to both of you. >> good morning, carol. >> nice to see you too. the jobs report was not great. only 114,000 jobs added to the economy. you had that psychological boost of the unemployment rate going down to 7.8%. is the obama camp doing the happy dance? >> well, they're not doing a happy dance, carol, because the president is always the first one to say that even though we are headed in the right direion, and these numbers continue to prove that, we're now at the 31 straight months of private sector job creation. he says there is a lot more to do. he knows there is a lot more people out there that want jobs, that need jobs, and it is always a reason he talked about for
jerry brown is doing about it. >> and president obama is in california this morning, went to a star studded campaign fund-raiser in l.a. last night and poked a little fun at his own debate performance. >>> then we meet the creator of a blog that moks facebook with people that do constant updates. it is popular, but is it too mean spirited. >>> and check out this pileup involving dozens of cars at a nascar race this weekend. it all happened on the final lap. we're going to have more on how it happened and how it ended in a moment. >>> we begin with out of control gas prices in california. nbc dianaal vee ar is live in hollywood. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. imagine waking up to prices like these, $4.79 for a gallon of regular gasoline. what makes it tougher for drivers in california is that prices are higher here than anywhere else. something some politicians say could be criminal. in california this weekend, what went up kept going up to drivers' dismay. >> i don't think i ever paid this much for gas. >> going to spend at least almost $100 to fill up. >> reporter:
york times" story this morning which says, barak obama doesn't really like debating and he really didn't want to debate mitt romney who he views with disdain. this is an interesting thing because if he viewed romney with disdain, why wouldn't he want to debate him? obviously he could swat him like a fly. and at the views him with disdain, that's a very bad attitude to go into against somebody who before the debates, was maybe three points down from you. now today, gallup says the race is tied. the battle ground poll says that among very likely voters, romney is ahead 52-46. that's 85% of those polled in that poll was before the debate, before the debate. so we don't actually know what the results are of the debate fully. >> steve: more bounce to come. john, always a pleasure. >> thank you. >> steve: good writer. straight ahead, a major medical breakthrough. new plan to help stop cancer in its tracks and it's already working. we're going to tell you and talk to the doctor who is behind it after the break. >> pete: first let's check in with our pal, bill hemmer. what's going on at the to
obama's less than stellar performance. >> come thursday morning the entire narrative of this race will change. >> in debating it's he coming up with the best answers and zingers. >> i know folks in the media are speculating on who will have the best zingers. >> no economist says his plan adds $5 trillion. i will not add to the deficit. i have five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not always true but keep on repeating it and ultimately hope i believe it. that's not the case. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. i don't know how he let romney get away with the crap he threw out. what was he doing foetonight? where was obama tonight? >> you happy? mr. president, you broke chris matthe matthews? let me see if i can come up with a two-minute answer that might have been more effective. liar! lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, liar. >> governor romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> let me bring in nbc news senior political editor. i have to laugh at jon stewart. wouldn't that hav
's get a look at some headlines this morning. there are concerns today that the obama administration may be looking to move some of the gitmo detainees to american soil. the federal government plans to buy the thompson correctional center in illinois. at one point this prison was considered for housing gitmo detainees and there was a huge controversy based around that. many lawmakers outraged saying it would open the door for ultimately carrying out a gitmo transfer. house speaker john boehner said this, the unilateral decision to purchase the thompson prison, even though congress repeatedly opposed the obama administration's effort to use the taxpayer funds to do so, underscores the administration's desire to move forward and bring these detainees to u.s. soil. the obama administration for its part says it has no plans whatsoever to move the detainees to illinois. >>> air force 2 had quite a ride yesterday. it aborted landings twice. bad weather was to blame. the vice president, joe biden's pair of bumpy ride, thunderstorms forced the pilot to circle the airport the first round, made hi
into the morning on "fox and friends". >> we watched president obama for 3 hchl years. i don't think he's governed in a race this way at all. i think that was going to be an issue. should have been an issue in '08. does anyone think president obama is more towards one race? i don't think so. >> roger rails would like to see you in his office. joining us right now, let's get to our panel here in denver, mike shira, "time" magazine, white house correspondent, who has the cover story in this week's issue. john harwood, cnbc chief white house correspondent, and holding it down in new york city, msnbc political analyst karen finney. john, are you there in the spin room. as you know, the spinning begins before either candidate has spoken. we've seen both parties attempt to deflate expectations. but isn't the biggest challenge for mitt romney, not what he plans to say tonight, but how he explains what he's already said, in particular, his derision for 47% of the people in this country? >> reporter: certainly, martin, he's going to have to address that and try to diffuse that issue. look, this is an incre
does president obama himself even. mitt romney had a very good night last night and president obama did not. here's the headline in denver, where the debate was held and where this morning the hometown paper scores it round one, romney. the left-leaning slate.com's john dickerson calling it the best moment of mitt romney's campaign. obama supporter andrew sullivan calls it the president's worst public performance bar none of his campaign. "time" magazine's joe kline asked did the president send out his body double tonight. critical reviews across the board. the consensus and also the political reality now staring team obama in the face. there is also no denying that no matter who wins or loses a given debate, each side immediately tries to convince you and us that their candidate came out ahead. there's even that designated spin room, the one in denver, and yes, they actually call it that, the spin room. which is everyone's way of saying with a wink and a nod that we know that you know that we know that you know that we're trying to bamboozle you. again, that's a given. both times spin.
, last word on our "end point" this morning? >> this is fantastic for the obama administration, for the obama campaign. it breaks the back of the mitt romney that forever we've had an unemployment rate over 8%. >> changes the conversation as well. >> changes the conversation and momentum mitt romney had coming out of that debate.
august. the obama and romney campaign jumped on these figures and, of course, they came down on opposite sides. cnn political editor paul steinhauser joining us this morning. good morning, paul. so there's one month, hard to believe, till election day, and no issue bigger than jobs, right? >> no doubt about that, randi, and you're right. after what you could consider a tough week for the president coming out of that debate in denver the jobs numbers are a good sign for his re-election bid, a happy sign for the re-election team, but for mitt romney this is fascinating, landi, because the unemployment rate is below 8% for the first time since barack obama came into the white house back in january of 2009. you have heard mitt romney on the campaign trail over and over again, over the last year and a half running for the white house, criticize this president on jobs for the unemployment rate being over 8%. now it is under 8%. now it's time for mr. romney to have to pivot from his favorite line. take a listen to both candidates on the campaign trail yesterday reacting to the jobs numbers. >>
hillary rosen. hillary, good morning. both critics and support efforts of president obama say he was off in the debate. we've got numbers that simultaneously give the president a boost on the economy and take away key republican line of attack that we all have learned well that, nation's unemployment rate remains above 8%. 31 days from now, hillary, what is going to resonate more with voters? will it be style or substance? >> that's a great question, randi, because i think that, you know, there was a lot of theater, not just on the stage the other night, but, you know, in the mediate next day and people talking about performances, but i think when we look at kind of dial groups from undecided voters and even the cnn groups and other independent groups, you know, what people said was, okay, mitt romney won the debate on -- on style, but it didn't change their mind about the election, and i think voters are really looking for answers, like these jobs reports i think are -- are significant, and that's why the republicans are doing everything they can to discredit them because what we're say
, chris. >> good morning, guys. when president obama and mitt romney go head to head inside the arena two days from now, it could be the moment that defines this election. this event is so big, it will shut down six miles of i-25 for six hours right in the middle of rush hour, likely causing denver's version of karma gedden. look here. you can see preparations are ongoing inside. basically this arena, which has 7,000 seats, will be transformed into a giant television set with some 200 people in the crowd. that being said, this debate is not open to the public. it's invitation only. only a handful of tickets were given to the university and each campaign. in a few hours, students will have a chance at tickets through lottery. of course, with 11,000 students, chances are slim. this is the first time colorado and the university of denver will host a presidential debate. school officials tell thus is a single most important event they've ever had here. if you go on craigslist, you'll find people offering hundreds of dollars for a seat inside. but officials say that's not going to happen. secu
when our u.s. ambassador was killed more than two weeks ago on 9/11. we'll hear from a top obama adviser, david plouffe, in a moment. but first, joining me now, the republican governor of new jersey chris christie. welcome back to "meet the press." >> happy to be back, david. good morning. >> the key battleground states, nine of them, we've been polling in nine of them, and all nine it's obama advantage across the board. look at ohio, plus seven. virginia, plus five. these are key states. is the race over? >> absolutely not. and that happened pretty quickly, right, david? you saw the change in those polls happen very quickly. and i'm here to tell you it can happen very quickly back the other way, and i think the beginning of that is wednesday night when governor romney for the first time gets on the same stage with the president of the united states and people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the future. and wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> how do you
tomorrow night. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. these candidates have each done four mock debates, mitt romney and president obama. they will each do one more today. it's more preparation than any two candidates have ever put in to general election presidential debates in the modern era of presidential politics. >> because i get the opportunity to introduce to you the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney. >> reporter: mitt romney landed in colorado monday night scoring the endorsement of denver broncos football legend john elway. >> what an honor, what a welcome and colorado welcome. thank you so much >> reporter: governor's first and only event ahead of tomorrow's big presidential debate was at a packed air and space museum in denver. >> people want to know who is going to win? who is going to score the punches? you know, in my view it's not so much winning andalusian or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. >> reporter: still playing off the enthusiastic crowd, romney appeared to
, and obama the expectations are lower. that's important. let me get to what charles krauthammer said who i admire a lot. that was solve morning at best. the idea that this guy answered the tax issue, you, the mainstream media, all the cable is absolutely outrageous that nobody has followed up and asked this guy specifically governor, when you come up with all these ridiculous statements that you going to save the fence, that you are going to cut everybody 20%. you are going to save social security and medicare and yet you are going to do it by cutting into certain tax loopholes and you won't name one loophole, where are you, bill? ask him the question. >> bill: listen, any comes in for an interview i certainly will: >> bill: do you believe in the political axiom that perception is relation? do you believe in that? >> i believe -- i believe certainly perception is reality to a certain extent. but only -- >> bill: only make your mistakes. i think president obama making the same mistake you are making. wait a minute, you will get your reply. president obama made the same mistake you are makin
interview with bloomberg this morning. here is what he had to say about what he expects to see from president obama. >> president is not telling the truth about what we are proposing. he can't run his record so he has to distort mitt romney's record. he has to divide the country to distract the country to win by default. >> here is what you hear over and over again, distort the record. governor romney saying in a prior interview with "meet the press," the president wouldn't be truthful. what is your response to the romney campaign seeing mitt romney, seeing paul ryan predicting the president to be untruthful? >> that is an interesting talking point coming from candidates whose convention was based on a tripod of lies, talking about a welfare reform attack president clinton called false in the architect of welfare reform called false. blaming the president for the closure of a gm plant that was slated for closure during the previous administration. here are the facts. the $5 trillion tax plan that mitt romney and paul ryan put on the table, you can't pay for it without raising taxes
cain. both candidates right now, mitt romney and barack obama, no doubt, very nervous. i'm nervous, just looking at that picture. diane? >> okay, jake. i will see you tonight for the big event. and i want to bring in co-anchor of "good morning america" and anchor of "this week," my co-anchor tonight, george stephanopoulos. such a night after this long road. what are these two men thinking right now? >> reporter: probably exactly the same thing. tonight, don't take the other guy's bait. play your game. but there is more pressure on mitt romney tonight. you look at the polls right now, he is behind nationally, probably behind even more in the battlegrounds. he needs a circuit breaker and he probably has to do something that gives people that say right now they're voting for the president, to give him a second look. >> so, give all of us a kind of viewer's guide to what they're prepped to do. what do we watch for tonight? >> reporter: watch for almost every time mitt romney gets a question, he will try to turn it back to president obama's record. and make president obama bear responsibility
obama raises campaign cash in california. nbc's peter alexander is in lexington, virginia traveling with the romney camp. peter, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. mitt romney here at virginia military institute is hoping to draw a sharp contrast with the president on foreign policy issues, specifically saying to him that hope is not a strategy. meanwhile, the president traveling across california in front of some of his staunch et supporters last night at a fund-raiser implored them saying that everything is on the line. >> hello, l.a.! >> reporter: enlisting a cast of celebrities including stevie wonder. ♪ >> reporter: president obama picked up a little cash in california sunday night and even made a self-deprecating aleutian to his own performance in last week's debate. >> everybody here is incredible professionals and such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, and we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: wrapping up a three-day swing through the sunshine
due out at 8:30 tomorrow morning. what happened last night in the debate adds drama to this report if it is not a good report. this will further the obama slipping story line. if it was a surprisingly or better than expected report, maybe the debate last night is a thing of the past for president obama. remember, there is a vice presidential debate in a week from today, but it's a little while until the next presidential debate. if the story line is if mitt romney won clearly, bad jobs report, we could go from now until the next presidential debate with with that narrative, which is good for mitt romney and bad for barack obama. >> the last jobs report was in the mix, so this one is more important. thank you so much, chris. that does it for us for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." tamron has a look at what's next on "news nation." hi, tamron. >> a victory for mitt romney, but did he win because he's so vague last night. ezra kline joins us. what might be the million dollar question. why didn't president obama bring up romney's 47% remarks? bain capital or even more details
president obama and mitt romney. today both candidates are hunkering down preparing for what could be a pivotal night. chuck todd is nbc's political director. he is in denver this morning where the debate will take place tomorrow. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. these candidates have each don four mock debates. they will each do one more today. it's more preparation than any two candidates have put into presidential debates in the modern era of presidential politics. >> i get the opportunity to introduce to you the next president of the united states governor mitt romney. >> mitt romney landed in colorado monday night with the endorsement of legend john elway. >> what an honor. what a welcome. what a colorado welcome. thank you so much. >> the governor's first and only event ahead of tomorrow's big presidential debate was at a packed air and space museum in denver. >> people want to know who's going to win, who is going to score the punches. in my view it's not so much winning or losing or even the people t president and myself. it's about something bigger than that
razr. >> gretchen: hey, good morning. tgif, it's friday, october 5, 2012. i'm gretchen carlson. president obama has plans now to bounce back from his dismal debate performance the other night. >> governor romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> gretchen: the question this morning is, who is the one really lying? we report. you decide. >> brian: al gore knows exactly why the president got battered by mitt romney. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust. >> brian: makes total sense. wait until you hear what other democrats are saying. >> steve: they're living the american dream and taking it all the way to the bank. america's favorite duck family here live today. "fox & friends," hour two for friday, starts right now. >> steve: when we talk about duck family, we're not talking about donald. we're talking about somebody else. you've seen him on tv, funny show. >> gretchen: they've been here before, too. >> steve: yeah. >> gretchen: the premiere of the duck calle
, real quickly, president obama goes where right after the debate and where does mitt romney go? what happens right after? what do they do? >> the president is immediately going to do a rally here tomorrow morning in denver. colorado obviously a swing state. then is he going to go back to washington and have an event in virginia on friday morning. another battleground and then on to ohio. all these obviously key states. mitt romney is going to be in virginia over the next 24 to 36 hours as carl will tell you. they are going to be the same places they have been doing that for several states now. >> bill: all right, gentlemen. good job. thank you very much. we appreciate it and that's it for us tonight. we're going to bail out a little bit early here so we can go out to our hard news people in denver, colorado. as always, we thank you very much for watching us. now, tomorrow, we're going to have a -- i'm not even going to say it i was going to say
romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? >>> house republicans want answer from the secretary of state herself. cnn has obtain aid letter to hillary clinton demanding to know why more wasn't done to protect american diplomats on the ground in the months leading up to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. our jill dougherty is reporting that the gop is also charging that requests for additional security were ignored. >> reporter: congressional republicans charged there were numerous threats, security braechz, and attacks in libya leading up to the killing of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. for example, stevens, they say, took regular early morning jogs around tripoli with members of the security detail, but according to their sources, a pro-gadhafi facebook page trumpheted those runs, posting a threat against the ambassador along with a stock photo of him. stevens stopped running for about a week. then resumed. >> all indica
woke up angry this morning. angry at the president that he didn't finish the job. there was a lot of blood in the water. this could have been a moment when president obama would have finished a job because conservatives were upset with mitt romney. the republicans were upset with mitt romney. we know independents didn't care for mitt romney, and last night president obama gave him, you know, some much needed life support. >> so -- >> you know what, it's not over. >> of course. no, no, it's not over at all. we have two more debates, and obviously a vice presidential debate as well. anna, romney actually talked a lot about jobs. he kept going back to had it. he was very, very focused here, and he accused the president of killing jobs. it didn't even matter what the subject was. he kept bringing it back to jobs. was there anything that you felt that the president needed to focus on, that he could have made more inroads? >> he needed to focus, period, suzanne. he just was unfocused. he wasn't quite there. you know, he -- why didn't he bring up all the -- why didn't he correct the thin
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